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ethology

 [ĕ-thol´o-je]
the scientific study of animal behavior, particularly in the natural state. adj., adj etholog´ical.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

e·thol·o·gy

(ē-thol'ŏ-jē),
The study of animal behavior.
[G. ethos, character, habit, + logos, study]
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ethology

(ĭ-thŏl′ə-jē, ē-thŏl′-)
n.
1. The scientific study of animal behavior, especially as it occurs in a natural environment.
2. The study of human ethos and its formation.

eth′o·log′i·cal (ĕth′ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
e·thol′o·gist n.
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ethology

the study of animal behaviour in the natural habitat of the animals concerned.
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In The Geographical History Stein expands the epistemic range of her zoopoetic descriptions beyond immediate ethological observations of animal behavior and begins encompassing within her conception of "geographical history" large scale changes in population patterns of nonhuman organisms.
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It is unlikely that the impairment of spontaneous ethological behaviours by paclitaxel reported here is due to a deficit in motor function because paclitaxel-treated rats performed similarly to vehicle-treated rats on an accelerated RotaRod apparatus throughout the time course.
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Such an expectative behavior is presumed to exist in other sufficiently evolved animal species and is of course an advantageous ethological trait.
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In this context follows the examination of the psychical particularities of the offender that are continually part in the constitution of the criminal personality, thoroughly knowing them representing a great interest in criminology both in ethological and prophylactic plan.
Such wide-ranging event, which considerably affects all hospitals in the area, should be investigated comprehensively concerning ethological factors.